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And finally, a local news program obtained rough footage of the film I’d been working on when Elder Briggs broke into my house. Though I had, through judicious editing, been trying to protect the young actress, a black actress, the news only played the uncut footage of the obviously frightened and confused woman. But none of that mattered. I was ashamed and vilified, but I was alive. And I was certainly pissed at the local media, who had become as exploitative as any pornographic moviemaker.
Please. I’m so cold. My father needed a real blanket, a good blanket. I walked out of the recovery hallway and made my way through various doorways and other hallways, peering into the rooms, looking at the patients and their families, looking for a particular kind of patient and family. My expression and posture were that of a man with a sick father and so I belonged. Maybe he was Mexican, which is really a kind of Indian, too, but not the kind that I needed. It was hard to tell sometimes what people were.
The professor says, “Brown people From all brown tribes Will burn skyscrapers and steeples. They’ll speak Spanish and carry guns and knives. ” All I can do is laugh and laugh And say, “Damn, you’ve got some imagination. He shakes his head And assaults me with his pity. I wonder how he can believe In a ceremony that requires his death. I think that he thinks he’s the new Jesus. He’s eager to get on that cross And pay the ultimate cost Because he’s addicted to the indigenous. Bird-watching at Night WHAT KIND OF BIRD is that?